Sheriff’s report

Following are excerpts of activities reported by the Greene County sheriff’s office:

Thursday, Dec. 13: At 6:32 am a deputy investigated a car-deer accident on County Road E-53 (235th St) near Parkland Ave in Grant Township. The driver of the vehicle had left the scene. At 12:40 pm a deputy investigated a complaint of someone pointing a laser at them in the 200 block of 130th St in Cedar Township.

Wednesday, Dec. 12: At 12:26 am a deputy investigated a vehicle in the ditch on County Road E-19 (14oth St) near County Road N-65 (D Ave) in Cedar Township. There was no damage to the vehicle and no driver in the area. At 1:58 am a deputy assisted the Jefferson PD with an arrest in the 300 block of N. Oak St in Jefferson. At 7:59 am the sheriff and a deputy investigated a propane tanker truck that had a power line down on the truck. Scranton fire and Greene County EMS also responded to the scene in the 700 block of N-65 in Kendrick Township. Justin Venteicher, 37, of Jefferson was backing and struck a utility pole breaking, it off and causing the wire to land on the truck. There was no damage to the truck and nobody was injured. At 8 am a deputy investigated a single vehicle accident on 237th St near Jordan Ave in Jackson Township. A juvenile lost control of his 2006 Mazda 6 and struck the guard rail, causing an estimated $3,000 in damage to the vehicle. The guard rail was not damaged. At 4:05 pm a deputy investigated a theft in the 1000 block of Cedar St in Scranton. At 4:37 pm the sheriff, deputies, and Greene County EMS responded to a single vehicle accident on Quest Avenue and County Road E-57 (305th St) in Franklin Township. Larry Richards, 81, of Jamaica failed to stop at the stop sign and went into the ditch at the T intersection. Richards was transported to the Dallas County Hospital. He was cited for failure to stop. The 2015 Chevrolet Malibu was totaled in the accident. At 4:45 pm a deputy investigated a trespass complaint in the 900 block of 190th St in Bristol Township. At 6:42 pm a deputy investigated a theft in the 100 block of 3rd St in Rippey.

Tuesday, Dec. 11: At 12:45 am a deputy assisted the Jefferson PD with an arrest at Sparky’s One Stop. At 9:30 am a deputy investigated a trespass complaint on the railroad near County Road P-14 west of Jefferson.

Monday, Dec. 10: At 11:34 am a deputy investigated a theft in the 200 block of Lovejoy St in Rippey.

Sunday, Dec. 9: At 12:13 am a deputy investigated a domestic assault in the 600 block of Highway 30 in Kendrick Township. At 9:10 am a deputy investigated a car-deer accident in the 1100 block of County Road E-53 (240th St) in Jackson Township. Randy Christensen, 33, of Scranton struck a deer with a 2015 Buick Enclave, causing an estimated $1,500 in damage to the vehicle. At 5:36 pm a deputy removed a deer from the roadway on Highway 30 near Hillcrest Ave east of Scranton. At 5:56 pm a deputy investigated a car-deer accident on Quest Ave near County Road E-53 (240th St) in Grant Township. James Lynch, 50, of Dawson struck a deer with a 1997 Dodge Ram pickup truck, causing an estimated $3,000 in damage to the vehicle.

Saturday, Dec. 8: At 1:25 am a deputy arrested Kylee Allbee, 23, of Harcourt for an arrest warrant for assault causing bodily injury*. At 6:13 am a deputy investigated a car- deer accident on Highway 30 near Orchard Ave east of Jefferson. Amy Cummings, 60, of Jefferson struck a deer with a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am. The estimated damage to the vehicle was $1,500. At 10:59 am a deputy investigated a driving complaint on Highway 30 near T Ave west of Grand Junction. The vehicle was located and the driver was found to be having a medical emergency. Grand Junction rescue and Greene County EMS responded and transported the driver the Greene County Medical Center.

Friday, Dec. 7: At 2:18 pm a deputy investigated a driving complaint on Highway 30 near Highway 25 north of Scranton. An Iowa Department of Transportation vehicle located the semi tractor-trailer. Gregory Hampton, 54, of Johnston was arrested for operating while under the influence. At 5:18 pm a deputy assisted a Cedar Falls agency with trying to locate a vehicle was involved in a hit and run. At 5:34 pm the sheriff and deputies responded to the 200 block of N. 2nd St in Lanesboro for a Carroll County deputy who needed assistance with an arrest.

 

Thursday, Dec. 6: At 12:29 am a deputy assisted the Jefferson PD with a traffic stop. At 7:23 am a deputy and the Grand Junction fire department responded to a small fire on a wooden deck in the 800 block of E. Percival St in Grand Junction. At 11:40 pm a deputy investigated an alarm in the 500 block of N. 16th St in Grand Junction.

Wednesday, Dec. 5: At 5:44 am a deputy investigated a complaint of a strong gas odor in the 100 block of V Ave in Paton Township. At 7:48 am a deputy investigated a stolen vehicle in the 200 block of Cartwright St in Rippey. The vehicle was located in Audubon County. Joshua Ackerson, 30, of Ida Grove was arrested for several charges in Audubon County. At 5:59 pm a deputy investigated a car-deer accident on Highway 30 at County Road P-33 (S Ave) west of Grand Junction. Misty Brase, 42, of Jefferson struck a deer with a 2013 Dodge Journey, causing an estimated $4,500 damage to the vehicle. At 10:21 pm a deputy assisted with locating a stolen vehicle near Rippey. The Boone County sheriff’s office located the car near Perry.

Tuesday, Dec. 4: At 8 am a deputy investigated an identity theft complaint in the 100 block of Sunset St in Grand Junction.

Monday, Dec. 3: At 5:27 am a deputy investigated a single vehicle accident in the 600 block of County Road E-33 (190th St) in Kendrick Township. Trevor Michael Baugh, 23, of Churdan was eastbound when he struck a patch of ice on the roadway. He lost control of his 2000 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck and went in the south ditch where the vehicle rolled. No injuries were reported. Baugh was citing for driving while license suspended and failure to have financial liability coverage – accident related. Damage to the vehicle exceed value, estimated at $3,000. At 6:19 pm a deputy investigated a deceased deer in the roadway near the 1000 block of County Road P-33 (S Ave) in Junction Township. At 8:31 pm a deputy conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Highways 30 and 144 at Grand Junction. The deputy arrested the driver, Christopher Richard Sowers, 46, for driving while barred*. He also cited Sowers for failure to provide financial liability and improper registration plate lamp.

Sunday, Dec. 2: At 4:59 pm a deputy investigated dogs being dropped off along County Road P-14 (J Ave). PAWS acquired the animals.

Saturday, Dec. 1: At 12:57 am a deputy assisted a Jefferson police officer in the 300 block of W. Central Ave. At 6:26 am a deputy investigated a domestic disturbance in the 800 block of 8th St in Scranton. At 10:50 am a deputy investigated an abandoned vehicle in the 1000 block of 215th St in Bristol Township. DNR took the call due to possible hunters in the area. At 11:27 am a deputy assisted Grand Junction fire and rescue with a vehicle fire at the intersection of W. Main and 9th St. The vehicle was severely damaged and was towed from the scene.

*In all cases when a defendant has been charged this is merely an accusation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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